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Kentucky Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Aside from dessert, my favorite food on the Thanksgiving table is the sweet potatoes.  And that’s probably because it’s basically a dessert that’s served with dinner. My mom’s sweet potatoes are always topped with cherries, pineapple rings, and plenty of marshmallows. Just how I like ’em!

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Balsamic Strawberry & Basil Tart

I think I’ve found my new favorite non-chocolate dessert.  Strawberry and balsamic is such a great combo, and I was recently inspired to add basil to the mix. I was hesitant to taste it, but OH. MY. It is amazing. Continue Reading

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Party Pie

I majored in math in college so as a (formerly) mathematic baker I feel an obligation to celebrate Pi Day.  But let’s be honest, Pi Day isn’t about pi…it’s about PIE!!! Pi Day this year was especially exciting because Pi Day also brought Winter Storm Stella. Snow days are perfect baking days, but when a snow day and Pi Day collide…that’s fate!   Continue Reading

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Mocha Meringue Pie

Pies are hard.  I envy bakers who have mastered making pies.  Any recipe that I can’t sneak a taste of before I serve it makes me nervous.  And with pies that have to cool before you cut them, it’s so hard to know if they’re done enough. When I created this recipe, I based the cook time on the cook time of a standard lemon meringue pie. When it came out of the oven, the meringue looked beautiful…

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